Summit County police blotter: Man threatens legal action over backpack |

Summit County police blotter: Man threatens legal action over backpack

A Breckenridge man threatened legal action after police confiscated a backpack that had been left at a park for several hours, and placed it into safekeeping.
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Breckenridge police were dispatched to Blue River Plaza, after an individual reported a suspicious backpack had been sitting there for several hours. The officer who responded recognized the backpack, as it had been left unattended earlier that day, and took it to the Breckenridge Police Department for safe keeping.

Just 45 minutes later, the same officer was dispatched to Blue River Plaza with reports of an intoxicated man shouting and wanting to know where his backpack was. The officer attempted to call the man’s cell phone and searched the plaza but was not able to contact him.

Later that evening, the officer tried to call the man again but received no answer. A few minutes later, the man called him back, described as screaming and mostly unintelligible. The man told the officer he would be calling a lawyer, and the officer replied that he would be happy to speak with his attorney. He advised the man that he could pick up his property at the police department the next morning.


Two men entered a business in the Silverthorne area and attempted to purchase items by fraudulent means on Nov. 2. Silverthorne police reported that the company’s corporate loss-prevention office noticed the attempted transaction and advised the employees to not sell the items.

Since the transaction was taking so long, the two men became spooked and left the store. The pair had been using the same scam across Summit County, managing to get away with a significant amount of merchandise. They were also wanted by police in the Denver Metro Area for previous scams.


Breckenridge police were called to the Liquid Lounge on Nov. 7 for an ID check. When an officer arrived, he saw a male standing with the doorman, who started to walk away, saying he had to pee. The officer told the male he could leave once they were finished speaking.

The doorman provided the officer with a Summit County driver’s license. The officer examined it and determined it to be a fake, though the picture on the license matched the male’s face.

The officer asked the male if he had any other identification. He responded that he did not, and his name and date of birth were on the license. After asking again, the male gave the officer a Colorado Minors Driver’s License.

The male said he did not comply at first because he was scared. He was issued a complaint and summons for unlawful use of a false ID to gain entrance.


A juvenile walking on the recpath through Silverthorne called police on Nov. 1. He said that after he had littered, he was confronted by another individual, who reportedly yelled at him, hit him in the face and left. Officers responded to the scene but were unable to locate the suspect.

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